[csaa-forum] CfP 3D printing: social and cultural trajectories symposium, 5 Dec 2013, Swinburne: Hawthorn campus

Angela Daly angelacdaly at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 16:17:52 CST 2013

*3D printing: social and cultural trajectories*

A one-day symposium organised by the Swinburne Institute for Social Research

Thursday 5 December 2013

Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn campus

Melbourne, Australia

The increasingly accessible technology of 3D printing, or additive
manufacturing, is the focus of this interdisciplinary event. In recent
years, inexpensive printers have allowed users to fabricate items that
would otherwise be conventionally produced in specialised, remote factories.
With this capability comes a range of questions for social and cultural
analysis: How are people using 3D printing technology? What legal and
policy frameworks shape its development? How are its capabilities
differently imagined by consumers, regulators, experts and enthusiasts?
What kinds of markets and practitioner communities are forming around the

The symposium aims to open up an exploratory conversation around these and
other issues, connecting researchers from across the humanities, social
sciences and design. We invite proposals for short papers and panel
discussions. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

-          3D printing and intellectual property

-          amateur and hacker involvement in 3D printing

-          intermediaries and emerging markets

-          policy and regulatory challenges

-          technology and industry disruption

-          3D printing and material culture

-          aesthetics of 3D printing

-          comparative histories of print

Proposals, including a 300-word abstract, are due by Friday 13 September
2013. Successful contributors will be notified of the acceptance of their
proposal by 30 September 2013. Please send abstracts to acdaly at swin.edu.au

We plan to publish the proceedings of the symposium electronically and
record presentations for online streaming.


Angela Daly

Swinburne Institute for Social Research
acdaly at swin.edu.au
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